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Professional Development

Disability Diversity & Employment: Steps to Success in Creating Inclusive Workplaces
Mon, 10/07/2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
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Training topic: Professional Development
People with disabilities account for over 5.5% of those employed nationwide. While the precise percentage varies among sectors, individuals with disabilities represent an important segment of every organization's diverse workforce. As with any diverse group, workplace inclusion goes beyond simply employing individuals to create an environment where every employee is valued. Organizational structures, values ,policies, and day-to-day practices...
Social and Emotional Learning: Rethinking How Students Succeed in School, Work and Life
Thu, 09/12/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. Every quality an employer looks for in an applicant. Join us as we introduce the five interrelated competencies that define Social...
Code of Professional Ethics for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors - September
Tue, 09/10/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors provide services within the scope of practice for rehabilitation counseling. They demonstrate beliefs, attitudes, knowledge and skills to provide competent counseling services and to work collaboratively with diverse groups of individuals, including clients, programs, institutions, employers and service delivery systems, as well as, provide both direct (e.g. counseling) and indirect(e.g. case review, feasibility evaluation) services....
Transgender and Employment: Legal and Ethical Considerations Involved in Vocational Counseling-August
Wed, 08/28/2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
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Training topic: Professional Development
According to the Williams Institute, an estimate 1.4 million adults identify as transgender in the United States. Employers across the country have grown increasingly aware of the importance of creating welcoming organizations for Transgender (TG) and Gender Non-conforming (GNC) individuals and their families. However, recent research indicates that more than one in four transgender people have lost a...
Youth Employment 101 for Educators: Internships, Community-based Vocational Education (CBWE), Stipends, and Wages
Tue, 08/20/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
Studies show that students who engage in workforce development activities demonstrate a higher rate of college completion, as well as, better success in the labor market (US Department of Justice). Work exposures and experiences help all youth make the critical connection between education and work as they prepare for employment opportunities post-graduation. The training introduces initiatives from the...
Customized Employment for Transition-Age Youth
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
The US Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), and The National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities (LEAD Center) have  worked for years to strengthen the capacity of the nation's workforce development system to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. Customized Employment is a strategy that enables us...
Youth in Distress: Healthy Strategies to Assist Youth in Managing Their Symptoms & Live A Happier Life-August
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
Being a teenager and young adult is difficult enough without the struggles of mental health challenges getting in the way of youth being able to set future goals and live a happy, healthy life.Training participants will learn an array of healthy coping strategies and self-management techniques to assist youth on their journey towards optimal mental health and wellness. 
Social and Emotional Learning: Rethinking How Students Succeed in School, Work and Life
Mon, 08/05/2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Upcoming training
Training topic: Professional Development
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. Every quality an employer looks for in an applicant. Join us as we introduce the five interrelated competencies that define Social...
Getting "Hip" on HIPAA-July
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
The Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a service provider's legal and ethical responsibility. It's not a suggestion. It's a federal law! Join us as we discuss HIPAA in an interactive way. The training will explain the following: Why HIPAA was created and the purpose behind the law The Privacy Rule HIPAA compliance regarding Protected Health...
Disability Disclosure: Understanding the Role of The Employment Professional in the Disclosure Process
Tue, 07/09/2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
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Training topic: Professional Development
Many people struggle with the idea of disclosing their disability in the workplace and for many good reasons. Disclosure involves giving out personal, medical, psychological and/or disability specific information to an employer. The thought of it can be overwhelming and scary.  The main reason to disclose a disability is to request reasonable accommodations in the workplace or for...
Social and Emotional Learning: Rethinking How Students Succeed in School, Work and Life
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
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Training topic: Professional Development
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. Every quality an employer looks for in an applicant. Join us as we introduce the five interrelated competencies that define Social...
Youth Employment 101 for Educators:Internships, Community-Based Vocational Education, Stipends and Wages
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
Studies show that students who engage in workforce development activities demonstrate a higher rate of college completion, as well as, better sucess in the labor market. Work experiences help all youth make the critical connection between education and work as they prepare for employment opportunities post-graduation. The training introduces initiatives from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth, as well...
Youth in Distress: Anxiety & Depression - Healthy Strategies to Assist Youth in Managing Their Symptoms and Live A Happier Life - June
Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Being a teenager and young adult is difficult enough without the struggles of anxiety and depression getting in the way of youth being able to meet their goals and live a healthy life. participants will learn strategies to assist youth in the process of taking control of their symptoms, build healthy coping skills and feel empowered to live...
Youth Mental Health: Signs of Suffering - Understanding Common Mental Health Conditions in Youth - June
Fri, 06/07/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
Nearly one in every five people, or 42.5 million American adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition; half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14. Not every young person in psychological distress has a mental disorder however, every young person will fall along a continuum of good mental health and mental illness. The more...
Getting "Hip" on HIPAA: Confidentiality, Privacy and Information Security
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a service provider's legal and ethical responsibility. It's not a suggestion. It's the law! Join us as we discuss HIPAA in an interactive way. The training will explain the following: Why HIPAA was created and the purpose behind the law The Privacy Rule HIPAA compliance regarding Protected Health information...
Self-care for Educators & Human Service Professionals: Recharge & Cultivate a New You - June
Mon, 06/03/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
The health of your body, mind and spirit are essential to safe guarding your well-being. It's about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. Self-care involves taking care of yourself both within the context of your work relationships and in your life outside of work. educators, counselors, social workers and human service professionals really...
Disability Disclosure: Understanding the Role of the Employment Professional in the Disclosure Process
Fri, 05/31/2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
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Training topic: Professional Development
Many people struggle with the idea of disclosing their disability in the workplace and for many good reasons. Disclosure involves giving out personal, medical, psychological and/or disability specific information to an employer. The thought of it can be overwhelming and scary.  The main reason to disclose a disability is to request reasonable accommodations in the workplace or for the...
Self-care for Educators & Human Service Professionals: Recharge & Cultivate a New "You"-May
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
The health of your body, mind and spirit are essential to safe guarding your well-being. It's about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. Self-care involves taking care of yourself both within the context of your work relationships and in your life outside of work. educators, counselors, social workers and human service professionals really...
Youth in Distress: Anxiety & Depression: Healthy Strategies to assist youth in managing Their Symptoms and Live A Happier Life-May
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Being a teenager and young adult is difficult enough without the struggles of anxiety and depression getting in the way of youth being able to meet their goals and live a healthy life. participants will learn strategies to assist youth in the process of taking control of their symptoms, build healthy coping skills and feel empowered to live...
Youth Mental Health: Signs of Suffering: Understanding Common Mental Health Conditions in Youth-May
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
nearly one in every five people, or 42.5 million American adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition; half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14. Not every young person in psychological distress has a mental disorder;however, every young person will fall along a continuum of good mental health and mental illness. With this said,...
Self-care for Educators & Human Service Professionals: Recharge & Cultivate a New "You"-April
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
The health of your body, mind and spirit are essential to safe guarding your well-being. It's about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. Self-care involves taking care of yourself both within the context of your work relationships and in your life outside of work.Educators,counselors, social workers and human service professionals really give their...
Youth Mental Health: Signs of Suffering: Understanding Common Mental Health Conditions in Youth-April
Tue, 04/23/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
nearly one in every five people, or 42.5 million American adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition; half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14. Not every young person in psychological distress has a mental disorder;however, every young person will fall along a continuum of good mental health and mental illness. With this said,...
Code of Professional Ethics for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors - April
Thu, 04/04/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors provide services within the scope of practice for rehabilitation counseling. They demonstrate beliefs, attitudes, knowledge and skills to provide competent counseling services and to work collaboratively with diverse groups of individuals, including clients, programs, institutions, employers and service delivery systems, as well as, provide both direct (e.g. counseling) and indirect(e.g. case review, feasibility evaluation) services....
Youth in Distress: Anxiety & Depression - Healthy Strategies to assist youth in managing Their Symptoms and Live A Happier Life - March
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Being a teenager and young adult is difficult enough without the struggles of anxiety and depression getting in the way of youth being able to meet their goals and live a healthy life. participants will learn strategies to assist youth in the process of taking control of their symptoms, build healthy coping skills and feel empowered to live...
Youth Mental Health: Signs of Suffering - Understanding Common Mental Health Conditions - March
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
Nearly one in every five people, or 42.5 million American adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition; half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14. Not every young person in psychological distress has a mental disorder;however, every young person will fall along a continuum of good mental health and mental illness. The more knowledgeable...
Code of Professional Ethics for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors - March
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors provide services within the scope of practice for rehabilitation counseling. They demonstrate beliefs, attitudes, knowledge and skills to provide competent counseling services and to work collaboratively with diverse groups of individuals, including clients, programs, institutions, employers and service delivery systems, as well as, provide both direct (e.g. counseling) and indirect (e.g. case review, feasibility evaluation)...
Customized Employment For Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), and The National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities (LEAD) have worked for years to strengthen the capacity of the nation's workforce development system to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. Customized Employment is a strategy that enables us to envision...
Youth in Distress: Anxiety & Depression - Healthy Strategies to Assist Youth in Managing Their Symptoms and Live A Happier Life - February
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Being a teenager and young adult is difficult enough without the struggles of anxiety and depression getting in the way of youth being able to meet their goals and live a healthy life. participants will learn strategies to assist youth in the process of taking control of their symptoms, build healthy coping skills and feel empowered to live...
Youth Mental Health: Signs of Suffering and Understanding Common Mental Health Conditions - February
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
Nearly one in every five people, or 42.5 million American adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition; half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14. Not every young person in psychological distress has a mental disorder however, every young person will fall along a continuum of good mental health and mental illness. The more...
Code of Professional Ethics for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors - February
Fri, 02/08/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors provide services within the scope of practice for rehabilitation counseling. They demonstrate beliefs, attitudes, knowledge and skills to provide competent counseling services and to work collaboratively with diverse groups of individuals, including clients, programs, institutions, employers and service delivery systems.  They alos provide both direct (e.g. counseling) and indirect( e.g. case review, feasibility evaluation) services....
Self-care for Educators and Human Service Professionals: Recharge & Cultivate a New You - February
Mon, 02/04/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
The health of your body, mind and spirit are essential to  safe guarding your well-being. It is about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. Self-care involves taking care of yourself both within the context of your work relationships and in your life outside of work. Educators, counselors, social workers and human service professionals...
Youth in Distress: Anxiety & Depression - Healthy Strategies to Assist Youth in Managing Their Symptoms and Live A Happier Life - January
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Being a teenager and young adult is difficult enough without the struggles of anxiety and depression getting in the way of youth being able to meet their goals and live a healthy life. Participants will learn strategies to assist youth in the process of taking control of their symptoms, build healthy coping skills and feel empowered to live...
Youth Mental Health: Signs of Suffering: Understanding Common Mental Health Conditions in Youth-January
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
nearly one in every five people, or 42.5 million American adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition; half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14. Not every young person in psychological distress has a mental disorder;however, every young person will fall along a continuum of good mental health and mental illness. With this said,...
Self-care for Educators, Human Services Professionals: Recharge & Cultivate a New You - January
Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
The health of your body, mind and spirit are essential to safe guarding your well-being. It's about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. Self-care involves taking care of yourself both within the context of your work relationships and in your life outside of work. Educators, counselors, social workers and human service professionals really...
Self-care for Educators and Human Service Professionals: Recharge & Cultivate a New "YOU"-January
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
The health of your body, mind and spirit are essential to safe guarding your well-being. It's about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. Self-care involves taking care of yourself both within the context of your work relationships and in your life outside of work. Educators, counselors, social workers and human service professionals really...
Performance Management & Performance Evaluations-November-NYC
Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Employees don't always do what we want. On one hand they act like competent employees and on the other hand they miss deadlines, wait for instructions and procrastinate. You need to figure out why an employee isn't meeting expectations and put a plan in place to course correct the problem. Knowing the performance mgmt. cycle, goal setting, and...
Supervisory Styles & When to Use Them-November-NYC
Tue, 11/06/2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Too often managers apply a "one size fits all" approach to managing members of their team. Because we are humans, we are not all motivated, inspired, encouraged or course corrected by the same interventions or supervisory styles. Join us to learn the common supervisory styles and when to use them. Learners will also determine the potential problems for...
Practical Supervisory Tools & Tips for Human Services Professionals-November-NYC
Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
This training focuses on the supervisory training and development needs of human services, behavioral health and education professionals. Learners will dig into common issues faced by supervisors, whether new to their role or a seasoned supervisor, and learn strategies and skills to maximize performance and minimize problems. Lesson #1-Buddy To Boss Lesson #2-Coaching & Feedback Skills Conflict...
Team Building For Supervisors-November-NYC
Mon, 11/05/2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Most managers are met with eye rolls when they suggest "team building" but it can be one of the most important things you can do. It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication and increases collaboration. Learners will discover the effective features of a team, review team dynamics and team roles and determine how personalitity types impact team position...
How to Handle Difficult People for Supervisors - August
Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Difficult people are disruptive to the workplace and managing them is tough if you don't understand what is behind their behavior. Learners will discover the common types of difficult people and their characteristics, why they do what they do and strategies to manage their behavior. 
Practical Supervisory Tips & Tools for Human Services Professionals
Mon, 06/11/2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
We are pleased to launch a session designed to focus on the supervisory training and development needs of vocational rehabilitation and human services professionals.  Join us as we dig into common everyday issues faced by supervisors, whether new to their role or a seasoned supervisor, and learn strategies and skills to maximize performance and minimize problems. Practical Supervisory Tactics...
From Buddy to Boss
Thu, 05/31/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
Soon after the celebration of an earned promotion to supervisor concludes the reality sets in.  You are now in charge of managing people, processes and outcomes.  If your promotion is internal, your role in the morning coffee klatch will surely change and relationships as they once were will transition too.  It is the transition of relationships that proves...
Communicating & Documenting with Clarity
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
Communicating and Documenting with Clarity ​will provide guidance and instruction on the appropriate way to convey observations, document events and write case notes without bias.  Learners will uncover the three components of neutral communication (neutral language, neutral thinking and neutral writing) as well as explore "I VS You Statements" and body language.
How to Handle Difficult Individuals
Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
Difficult personalities can be disruptive and upsetting to the entire workplace.  While co-workers can ignore them, change their routine to avoid them or commiserate with others about them, you don’t have that luxury if one of these difficult individuals works for you.  Managing difficult people can be a nightmare if you don’t understand the motivation behind their behaviors...
Practical Supervisory Tactics & Tools - NYC
Tue, 05/08/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
Lesson #1 | From Buddy to Boss - Making the transition from individual contributor to manager - What employees want and expect from you - The difference between a manager and a leader - Explore and learn how to use different leadership styles Lesson #2 | How to Handle Difficult Individuals - Discover the typical difficult employee profiles -...
Practical Supervisory Tips & Tools for Human Services Professionals
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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Training topic: Professional Development
We are pleased to launch a session designed to focus on the supervisory training and development needs of vocational rehabilitation and human services professionals.  Join us as we dig into common everyday issues faced by supervisors, whether new to their role or a seasoned supervisor, and learn strategies and skills to maximize performance and minimize problems. Practical Supervisory Tactics...
Team Building for Supervisors
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Training topic: Professional Development
Team Building Most managers are met with eyerolls when they suggest “team building” to their staff.  Employees often view it as a silly exercise but team building gets a bad rap.  It is one of the most important things you can do it as manager.  It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration. Effective team building...